Forum Activity for @kitty-l

Kitty L.
04/03/14 01:43:09AM
3 posts

Naming Our "Babies"?

General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Okay, so I was just wondering, is it normal for people to name their dulcimers?

I'd like to name mine and I have a name picked out for her (at least I'm pretty sure mine's a girl). I just don't know if I should go ahead and take the plunge.

If I do name her, I'd like to name her Alliefair.

Do y'all think that's a nice name?*

There's a reason behind it.

*Bonus points if ya know how I got it. And yes it is vaguely dulcimer related.

updated by @kitty-l: 03/02/19 02:11:42PM
Kitty L.
03/14/14 10:48:09AM
3 posts

Changing to Wooden Pegs?

Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Howdy -

My dulcimer was originally made with wooden pegs in 1967, but unfortunately sometime between then and when I got it last fall someone replaced the pegs with metal mechanical tuners.

I know the mechanical tuners are much easier to tune with but for visual and "traditional-ity" reasons I'd prefer wooden pegs.

How hard would it be to have my mechanical tuners removed and then new old-style wooden pegs made and put on?

- Kitty


updated by @kitty-l: 06/09/16 08:21:50PM
Kitty L.
01/24/14 06:12:48PM
3 posts

Contra dancing :)

OFF TOPIC discussions

I love to! Although I personally do prefer square dances. My favorite contra/square dances are the outdoor ones that Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host during the summer at the Ashokan Center. Their music and the scenery there make for something really magical.